Happiness measure, code: A-AOL-md-sq-v-10-a


Selfreport on single question:

"......overall mood of the past day ......"
( full question not reported.)
10 Complete elation, rapturous joy and soaring ecstasy
9 Very elated and in very high spirits. Tremendous
delight and buoyancy
8 Elated and in high spirits
7 Feeling very good and cheerful
6 Feeling pretty good , "OK"
5 Feeling a little bit low. Just so-so
4 Spirits low and somewhat "blue"
3 Depressed and feeling very low.
Definitely "blue"
2 Tremendously depressed.
Feeling terrible, really miserable, "just awful"
1 Utter depression and gloom. Completely down.
All is black and leaden. Wish it were all over.

Name: Wessman & Ricks' `Elation - Depression Scale'
  
Classification
Focus, A-AOL Affect: Average Overall Level
Time frame, md last day
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 10
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceKammann & Flett (1983a): study NZ 1980 /3
TitleSourcebook for Measuring Well-Being with Affectometer 2.
Public18+ aged, general public, New Zealand, 198?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLaxer (1964): study US 1960
TitleRelation of Real Self-Rating to Mood and Blame and Their Interaction in Depression.
PublicPsychiatric patients, USA, 196?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes